December 12 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 5, 2013
The chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn has resigned - just weeks after it was given a highly critical report by government inspectors.
Patricia Wright will leave the west Norfolk hospital to take up a new appointment as chief executive of the Royal College of Physicians.
She said she was “very sad to leave the trust” and that she remained “passionate about it and its future” but said: “Career opportunities such as this only come up very rarely and I felt I could not turn it down.
“I recognise these are difficult times but in the time I have left here I intend to support the work of our very dedicated team so that I can leave the trust in good shape for my successor.”
The hospital was recently told to improve in nine different areas after CQC inspectors identified a range of problems, such as medicines not being stored properly and a lack of staffing, as well as problems with the flow of patients through departments such as accident and emergency.
Read tomorrow’s EDP for more details.